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i don't know what you mean. to be. discovered. you. subscribe. documentary to. the default setting of our planet is greed lashing community expansive landscapes for as long as the ice can see and the victory biodiversity. the impact of humans
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has been such that we have unknowingly and knowingly changed this default to adult create columns of fumes and jungles of concrete and asphalt everywhere. how long welcome to equal india on sunday that raghu to be we look at how economic progress can happen in to vivian vosburg. why goober the packaging industry is criticised for heavily contributing to plastic pollution banning existing practices is not possible yet until a feasible and sustainable alternative is provided a delhi based company is attempting to offset this problem by manufacturing 100 percent natural bio degradable and composed of the packaging and tableware and providing a model to move towards a green economy. in light. of major health concerns and vite spread and vironment will damage india has
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pledged to eliminate single use plastic by 2022 implementing the ban however will be difficult the country's plastic industry is one of the biggest in the world but the decision also opens the door to alternatives the green sector is now creating much needed job opportunities. like here in this factory which makes 100 percent composite to build tableware from bio waste like sugarcane by gas. 21 year old kumari pretty found a job here when she was in desperate need of one and things have worked out well for her. talent but i can say i gave up studying and i used to manage the farm in order to provide for my family but it wasn't enough after i began working here i was able to build a house for my family and now my brother can continue to study when i needed some
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extra money i was able to borrow it from the company and passable. women like $3000.00 make up about a total of the workforce of this equal where factory provide stadium floorman to seasonal workers in the sustainability sector equal warehouse in most us india's largest cream packaging company it was founded in 2010 by pharmacological. i had moved to delhi from the u.k. and i was absolutely shocked at the amount of plastic people were using so freely basically you know not understanding the negative health impact of it or the negative impact it has on the environment as well i don't think anyone really cared about what they were eating out of how they were littering where their waste ended up and i think in a country where 1300000000 people you know there was
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a real need for a solution so being a biomass rich nation and having new such products abroad i thought why not make in india. the company has a $120.00 employees but for single it's not just a matter of creating jobs and eco friendly products it's also about consciously making green choices throughout the process. as products are delivered by amazon a service that produces huge carbon emissions single has taken the step of making her company's packaging plastic free. where we are a complete so for the economy model so 100 percent of our revenue is derived from the economy so we have 0 waste process any power that's come out that you know might not be passed it's finished goods is recycled so that goes back into our tanks and it's fed and then all the water again is sort of.
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cleaned and re used. worldwide over $300000000.00 tons of plastic are produced every year and around half the plastic is just use. in india the recent drawings of food delivery services have increased the demand for disposable packaging antediluvian to. the food industry most of the telling that has been used in the food delivery in the single use plastic so things may be polystyrene clearly and the food items that mostly he or the people he properly so the problem with these cutlery is like after these sort of contamination which cannot be properly say well that's the problem. but some establishment are taking a more socially responsible approach from the start burger are made the decision to use equal where boxes even though they cost more. expensive for sure which
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more than the price. product but i think we were very clear from the beginning that . sustainability is something that we believe in even of the places such as the new that we are to rebrand the day our brand would be perceived by the customer when he gets delivered to his door so the premiss of the brand of the product all came out with association of the packaging materials so also in a way that you could call it a marketing spend for us but i think. as customers become more of their of the amount of plastic we use being generated more sustainable options are bound to appear and prices are likely to drop. we now enter the child food space as well so the railways which is the indian railways which is you know the largest meal provider in the country and does over a 1000000 meals a day we developed a product that was a spoke to them and has started working with them as well. and we even tell
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a little bit offline online. but the way we see it now is single use plastic is a global problem and we want to be a global solution and ago. and that's our aspiration. with customers like the indian railways food chains and hotels brands like equal where will become part of the mainstream which in turn will help india on its way to achieving its ambitious 0 plastic goal. now when energy is created by burning fossil fuels it doesn't matter why this is done to generate or to disintegrate industrial waste gobbling dioxide is going to be released leading to a rise in temperature again does greenhouse gas turned into a valuable resource he found a company in switzerland that says this can be done and this is good news because the country is still out of foster and. white snow covered
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mountains and endless slopes to ski on the economic landscape of switzerland. but the winter wonderland is losing out fast to rising temperatures. and the past almost 2 thirds of swiss territory was covered by snow now it's only about half winton's more often feels like spring nowadays. that's why close to the city at a new technology is aiming to slam the brakes on climate change with c o 2 collective. the wannabes not just one say it captures 50 tons of c o 2 from the yeah yeah ok we have a team here to collect this so this is 900 tons of c o 2 by year from now. it is a few 1000 pounds. or about $750.00 cars were moved
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to. the climb works collectors have only been in action for 3 years it's still an expensive technology but it's thought with time. it will expand and become more affordable the mechanism is straightforward like vacuum cleaner the collectors draw in the air inside heated filters then separate the c o 2 and the gases then stored. tried to limit that's rising. but that's not to say that's all that needs to be done so we really need to drastically reduce our emissions if we if tomorrow we completely cut our emissions that would not be enough so we additionally need to as well as emissions reduction. in this case after removing the gas it's stored and sold to the greenhouse around the corner. that way the carbon cycle is closed preventing more carbon dioxide getting into the
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atmosphere. kinda growing traditionally requires industrially produced a c o 2 to 30 life plants you can hear the gas here hissing through the pipes to nourish them. having to climb works collectors only 300 meters away is a win win situation. the fed also saying resources that you would need for industrial c o 2. and it also connects better with clients who are increasingly asking for sustainable products these days . climb works c o 2 costs the same as that which ruzicka used to buy from other suppliers but now the purified gas for his vegeta is only the know way. 15 minutes away in the office will climb works. also at the heart of an operation.
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researchers here are capturing c o 2 and piping it into the reactor. in this reactor we have hydrogen and carbon dioxide mixed there is a catalyst in the reactor and the 2. classes react to recall me saying and water recently is the same thing as natural gas and you can do anything with it you can do with natural gas which means heating cooking and driving the car. a full tank of natural gas gives this car a range of 500 kilometers all carbon neutral without causing additional emissions the technology is still in its infancy but it's backed by different funds and big companies from the altar and gas sector marcus friedel feels the momentum is there for switzerland to reach its climate goals. where the hope is that
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we will be called the neutral as we want to be until 2050 we want to be carbon neutral and we should start to actually implement it and the technology is all there and they are already competitive in comparison to conventional technologies new technologies are picking up speed in the fight against global warming they still need to become more affordable but if it all comes together there is hope the swiss mountains will keep their snow cover in the years to come. sustainable energy is central to a green economy and renewable energy resources like the some water and with a cut of the go to option but they need to be streamlined to become more efficient and affordable for all a balloon based startup has come up with new solutions using vind energy and they
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look very different from the wind farms we know off to the. discount could help solve the energy problems of the fuel. it generates electricity from wind power on a level that no wind turbine can achieve. its vision is to develop the technology and scale it up to rival today's wind turbines . dotting small and have a long way to go. starting at. a telescopic arm connected to the truck holds in guides the kite soon it should be able to climb hundreds of metres and fly. that's what the developers in berlin are currently working on. the big challenges programming the computer so that it can steer the kite with these cables and. the generator that produces the electricity is in the truck under
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the cable drums they hope it will one day replace inefficient diesel generators. turbines are fixed to the ground. kites will be connected to a base station and fly up to 300 meters in the air the wind is stronger and more steady at that height. their development laboratory is on the campus of the technical university of berlin. the engineers started experimenting with fabric kites in 2012. when the kite goes up the rope turns the generator trouble and generates electricity. then the kite is pulled in again which consumes very little power it's like a yo yo going up and down. over all that creates a surplus of electricity. most
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of their time is spent doing calculations or in the workshop. they built the kite and all the technology themselves and they're always having to redesign and optimize. as many mistakes as possible in this short a time as possible but only once we have to learn and the mistakes make us smarter and then make products say. this is the last details for the wing tips right. the wing tips are also made of carbon fiber. the material is very light and stable . but it can't withstand everything. like the fabric the structures can survive a hard landing unscathed. they've been working on carbon fiber kite since 27
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and have already spent over a 1000000 euros on prototypes. once a week the developers drive down to the airfield they haven't made much progress with flying yet. they often start at midnight when there is more of a steady wind. we get more flying time and it gets less stressful so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor. the need to make the kite fully automated but the technology is not cooperating. from a bit off the bottom. after lots of tests the kite takes off steered by the cables and
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stabilized by a computer. now they have to program the computer to carry out flight maneuvers autonomous li. trickiest phases when the kite is still really close to its base the software has to be very precise little mistakes get punished in a big way but we've been practicing for so long that it's become routine. in the meantime they've managed to get the courage to fly as high as 30 meters. and it's hoped that in 2 years the kite will be producing electricity as it glides through the air above the wind turbines. last year they leave according its doctors in 21 years as the temperatures soar degrees socialist many wrestlers complained of a complete breakdown of conditioning systems and where they did run it seemed to be a double whammy a condition as themselves take up
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a huge amount of electricity and really is the greenhouse gases contributing to the rights and temperature and architectural firm in the city is making. by very renting the air conditioner with. the members of the community best are proud of their traditional art of pottery but it can only survive if they can successfully compete with cheap alternatives. as. many people are still professional where i live around 500 families make all different kinds of things. different. changes according to the season but whatever people order we can make it. just. as well traditionally he has been used around india for everything from holding
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drinking water to cooling hopes this heritage and the potential. of the urban material are inspiring architects across the country mohnish city put up who runs an studio in new delhi he's going back to the basics on his quest to find cheap and energy efficient solutions for arbonne architecture. as a kid i always used to like breaking things putting them together trying to make something out of it. that someone translated into even in college. i was very active member of this installation society will be used to make art installation and then like coming up with. my candidate forms and stuff because apart from architectural problems that he has to do so that's how it started with my interaction with art in a manner over the last few years more nice has been working on a sustainable cooling system it's called a beehive and runs on minimal energy it doesn't expel heat the way modern air
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conditioners do it was 1st made to help workers in factories who were exposed to hot blasts of air from generator sets there are 600 employees working that area and this is one believes that right in the middle and in some other it's really impossible to stand in front of it and even work like i mean so when we started working on the project it was speak summers and i could not withstand the heat for you in 10 minutes so often we installed the final beehive that we manufacture. we lifted for like couple of us would want to use and then we went back to see it off to a good amount of time the system was still intact and was working the people were like really happy about it the structure is based on biomimicry with a design inspired by the hexagonal cells of a beehive it is made of around $800.00 pots recycled water is continuously poured over the structure which evaporates and lowers the surrounding temperature. the
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last 15 years have seen some of the hottest summers the world over. and india's capital new delhi is no exception as the city reels under crushing heatwaves every year indians who can afford it are turning to air conditioning and cooling systems . and studio displayed the latest installation at an exhibition by you and d.p. which strives to fulfill to modern day requirements the terra cotta structure with water cools the air while the vertical garden hopes air pollution. for the initial kumar and his community the shift towards equal cooling has given them a fresh outlook they hope that the growing popularity of natural materials will boost their earnings and improve their prospects of carrying on the profession of the forefathers. recycling materials
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instead of manufacturing new ones every time is fundamental to the success of a green economy but recycling doesn't have to be boring. along design a studio uses resources that would otherwise end up in a rubbish bin like federals actually off the back or leaves and turns them into fancy surfaces in homes and offices. leaves it could be reeds it could be. feathers from. anything that's incredibly humble that you have to look at with new was transformed use your imagination and transform it into you know something that hasn't been thought about before. nature squares develops ideas for new surfaces and their london studio so far they've created over 3000. drama tiriel is often
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waste like muscle shows. feathers from poultry farms. and use them to develop their own creations or joint projects with other designers . and this luxury hotel. made from. the dashboard made from feathers for this car. the raw material is practically unrecognizable. what the people that. looks like it what is it. the surfaces are produced in the philippines where there's a long tradition of using organic materials for art because everything is handmade square metre can end up costing around 2000 euros.
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was. developed to the level that they are at now. the london design company seymour diamond is one of nature's squares clients they specialize in interior furnishing from. company founder fiona diamond has been working with nature square for 15 years she likes their sustainable concept as well as the surfaces themselves especially because they're made from simple materials. that shines it has. some kind of well and then you. really something that gives you the texture the depth of the finish. today designers all over the world are working with sustainable natural materials.
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in germany. uses fish mother for her label. and switzerland designer tanya shanker uses apple leftovers for producing handbags. they're all interested in a new more sustainable concept of luxury. luxury is not just the rarity of something but it is the skill the heritage crawls and the thought that with not so much you're also getting a one off because of course you know that you never repeats itself. using things that would otherwise be seen as waste an old idea which a growing number of designers are discovering for their sustainable creations. the businesses we do and to give to it we need to be in tune with out involvement
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sooner rather than later i hope we've provided you with this talking point pink about this through this episode we'll see you again next week until then good bye.
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